In a Vase on Monday: Daisies

With so many Moon Daisies (Ox-Eye Daisies) in flower in the meadows I simply had to fill a big vase with them and bring some indoors to share for Cathy’s Monday meme at Rambling in the Garden.

I don’t remember ever picking so many before – a luxury! Enough to fill one of my largest vases – my Portmeirion Enchanted Tree vase given to me by my sister a few years ago.

There is something about them that makes me smile. Along with our current heatwave they signify the onset of summer for me. I hope they bring a smile to your face too this Monday. πŸ™‚

Thanks to Cathy for hosting once again. πŸ™‚

45 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Daisies

  1. I love daisies! One of my all time favorite flowers, and yours are so beautiful! What a treat to have them growing abundantly in the meadows. They make such a happy bouquet!

    • Thanks Linda. The bright sunshine was the challenge for the photo this week, but I am not complaining. ( It’s just a bit too hot though. πŸ˜‰ )

  2. Definitely made me smile! Ours won’t bloom for another few weeks, so your pictures are like a foretaste of things to come. πŸ™‚ Your vase is the perfect match for them too!

  3. They are indeed gorgeous, Cathy – there is a clump on a verge near us and I had wondered about cutting some, although it was a few weeks ago and I can’t be sure they are still flowering now

  4. Cathy your daisies I love them. That great bouquet so beautiful, with the vase of the tree are great. They are one of my favorite flowers. From what you see, you have a lot of margaritas in your area, what a charm. Here we had a week with a heat of up to 35ΒΊC yesterday, but it seems that by the end of this week the temperatures will go down a few degrees, because tonight we have been at 20ΒΊC, impossible to sleep. I wish you warm but in moderation so you can enjoy your garden. Greetings and memories of Margarita.

    • Well, it’s hot here now Margarita, but not THAT hot! I think it’s 29Β°C as I write. Cooler nights are keeping us going. πŸ™‚

      • Cathy, I’m glad you’re not so hot and the nights are cool. Today Wednesday temperatures have dropped in Madrid to 22ΒΊC and yesterday we were at 28ΒΊC. Today she is doing great and has slept fresh. But the weekend on Saturday we go back to 30ΒΊC with hot nights. That you continue with your bearable weather. Take care. Greetings from Margarita. πŸ™‚

    • We see plenty of them here, but I imagine there used to be a lot more before farming land became so sought-after. And of course, so many meadows are losing the diversity of wild flowers as farmers fertilise to make the grass grow for their cattle feed. Sigh….

  5. I have heard about ox eye daisies a few times, but am still not clear on what they are. They look like so many other daisies. There are some that grow wild here, and others that grow wild there. They are all daisies to me.

    • Leucanthemum vulgare is the sort that grows in meadows here. Grass seed mixes for pastures often include this and clover for pollinators. πŸ™‚

  6. What a treat to be able to pick such a big beautiful bunch of daisies! Love your Portmeirion vase too – a perfect combination!

  7. I’m late in the week, but your gorgeous daisies are right on time for me! They are like smiling faces! Beautiful, Cathy. I didn’t know them as “moon daisies,” but what a wonderful, very descriptive name. πŸ™‚

  8. Such a pretty flower Cathy. There is a patch of ox-eye daisies near the allotment community hut which is putting on a good show. I’m glad to hear that somebody is enjoying sunshine and blue skies. It’s all wind and rain here at the moment – typical early June fare πŸ™‚

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